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  • Item #: 023532
    ISBN: 9781579121488
    Retail: $19.99
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    This book brings the culture and beauty of orchestra music to children by sharing the history of the art, describing the instruments involved, giving fun facts about different composers and music, and providing samples of the music on the accompanying CD. Orchestra Bob, a cartoon gentleman, is the guide through the book. The first half of the book tells about the different composers of orchestra music, and the second half describes the physical layout of an orchestra and the different instruments involved. The first half is broken into the Baroque, Classical Music, Romantic, and Modern Eras, highlighting famous composers from each time period. The book describes how this music became part of and affected each era and shows how each composer affected orchestra music. Orchestra Bob points out when to play certain tracks on the accompanying CD, which give famous samples of many of the composers' works. The book does a good job of highlighting the importance of each composer, but it does not give a thorough biography of each life, more of a general description of the way they affected the art and a list of their greatest works. Colorful text boxes, fun cartoon illustrations, and famous quotes make the book interesting and fun to read, and the music from the CD lets children connect the composers with their creations. The second half of the book covers the instruments themselves and is broken down into string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, as well as keyboard instruments. Readers see an illustration of an orchestra and then go on to learn about the specific instruments involved. The book explains how each instrument is played, points out special features, and gives some details of each instrument's history and development. In this section, Orchestra Bob instructs readers to listen to special tracks on the CD which provide examples of the music made from featured instruments in actual works from different composers. He also points out how to listen for the different instruments that have been discussed. This section is as colorful and fun as the first, with actual photographs of each instrument covered. An index of composers and musical terms is included, as well as a list of the 41 musical selections on the CD (over an hour of music). It provides a great way to listen to the music of the orchestra while simultaneously learning about the history, instruments, and composers. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 022130
    ISBN: 9780152002220
    Retail: $7.99
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    From the viola to the flute, the oboe to the piano, the timpani to the conductor, this book introduces children to the instruments of the orchestra. Appealing watercolor illustrations portray animals playing each instrument, and each page contains a paragraph explaining the instrument's characteristics and function. A total of sixteen instruments are portrayed. By Ann Hayes. Illus by Karmen Thompson. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 061894
    ISBN: 9781857078107
    Retail: $26.99
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    As a kid, my mom took my brothers and me to local youth symphony performances. The groupings of all the instruments always interested me and made me want to learn more about music. Now, you can bring a mini symphony to your home with this fun pop-up book! This is probably best read at a table due to the pop-up size. Before reading, flip to the back inside cover and unfold the orchestra. It’s designed to stay opened while you flip through the pages in the book, allowing your child to identify the different sections as you read about them. There’s even a little pop-up conductor figure to set on his platform! Add some Beethoven, Debussy, or your favorite composer in the background (music not included) and you’ve got a super unique approach to the orchestra as well as pop up books in general! 10” x 10”, 14 pp. – Laura

  • Item #: 064232
    ISBN: 9780920668993
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     An introduction to music appreciation and a charming storybook rolled into one. Featuring fun 80’s style watercolor and ink illustrations, this book shows two children as they learn about music and are introduced orchestra sections and instruments. Keywords such as melody and conductor are in uppercase font to help catch your child’s eye. 40 pg, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 062148
    ISBN: 9781843797708
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    In Tormod the Troll’s mountain, they only listen to one song. He loves music, so he decides to go looking for more! He gets very far away from home only to discover an orchestra! What’s an orchestra? Don’t worry, you can very easily follow along with the included CD. Simply pop it in and listen with Tormod as he is introduced to every instrument in the orchestra. Soon, you’ll be able to tell the difference between a clarinet and an oboe, and you’ll help Tormod get back to his mountain! A fun way to learn all the parts of an orchestra. 63 hardcover pages with a 37-track CD. – Laura

  • Item #: 016353
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    Camille Saint-Saens's "Carnival of the Animals," Sergey Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," and Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." 63 min.

  • Item #: 064418
    ISBN: 9781932684148
    Retail: $16.98
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  • Item #: 033872
    ISBN: 9780375824302
    Retail: $19.99
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    Introduce your children to the orchestra through Sergei Prokofiev's classic piece Peter and the Wolf. In this musical fairy tale, each character is played by a different instrument of the orchestra. In the book, beautiful illustrations share the timeless story of how Peter and the little bird capture the wolf, this retelling offering a happier ending for that animal. The fully orchestrated CD shares the same story with a word for word narration in which Peter is played by the strings of the orchestra, the little bird by the flute, the wolf by the French horn, and the other characters by various other instruments. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 048880
    ISBN: 9781579126995
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    This hardcover book with audio CD is a beautifully designed and illustrated introduction to the story-filled world of ballet. The first chapter introduces you to some basic terminology, ballet positions, and history, and invites you to listen to a couple of CD music tracks. Then, each chapter that follows tells the story of a particular ballet, complete with gorgeous, watercolor-like illustrations. Throughout these chapters you'll be able to listen to some of the music and/or learn a little bit more about terminology and technique. Occasionally a chapter will also feature a famous dancer, like Rudolph Nureyev. A glossary is included in the back, and there's also a resource section for learning more about becoming a ballerina, great ballets, famous dancers, and fiction stories about dancing. The final page provides you with a CD track list for your reference. 96 pgs ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 049671
    ISBN: 9780500277393
    Retail: $19.95
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    Twelve classic ballets are thoroughly brought to life in this illustrated book. By reading and understanding the ballets beforehand, children will better appreciate watching live (or taped) performances. Stories include Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, and Cinderella. Of course, these tales stand on their own, even if you never get a chance to see the ballets. Full page color and smaller black and white, ballet inspired illustrations are throughout this lovely book. Written and illustrated by Jane Rosenberg. 128 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 067902
    ISBN: 9780794537531
    Retail: $9.99
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    Introduce the history of classical music to kids in a colorful and informative book with loads of illustrations (Usborne style!) The text is short and easy to understand; you will learn the essence of a rich and lengthy history in a simplified form. Topics include an explanation of classical music, writing music, music & religion, music for entertainment/operas/ballet, orchestra, concerts, music & monarchy/painting/nature, words & music, and music & science/technology. A timeline from about 2000 BC to late 19th century reviews the book (and those mentioned previously). On every other page is a QR code to scan and hear samples of the music presented on the page. Perfect for the musically inclined or not. 8x11”, 33pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 025982
    ISBN: 9780753465950
    Retail: $7.99
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    This useful book illustrates musical concepts in easy-to-understand terms. Topics covered include aspects of music (tempo, rhythm, pitch, melody, etc), parts of printed music (note values, rests, sharps, flats, and more), different sections of an orchestra and instruments, and genres of music. This would be a great overview for a budding musician. Includes a pull out 13" x 18" poster. 64 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 053168
    ISBN: 9780756626686
    Retail: $17.99
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    This beautiful hardcover DK book is the perfect way to introduce your new ballerina to ballet. Included is an instructional DVD which should be utilized throughout the book (when the DVD icon is shown) to assist in learning. The book starts with how a ballerina gets ready (clothes, hair, warm-ups) and proceeds to basic positions, barre work, and simple dance patterns. Photographs of young ballerinas in a dance studio provide real life inspiration. Once they learn how to prepare for a recital, they will be able to complete these dance patterns in an in-home performance. After making their way through this book, with the help of a parent or older sibling, little ballerinas will be a step ahead when beginning a real dance class. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 070479
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  • Item #: 002609
    ISBN: 9781894502672
    Retail: $32.98
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  • Item #: 002615
    ISBN: 9781894502528
    Retail: $16.98
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  • Item #: 036674
    ISBN: 9781166181253
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    32 tracks including "Toreador Song," "Elephant" from "Carnival of the Animals," "William Tell Overture," "Funeral March of the Marionette," "Dance of the Reed Flutes" from the "Nutcracker Suite." Emphasis is on showcasing specific instruments in the orchestra.

  • Item #: 005562
    ISBN: 9780486287850
    Retail: $3.99
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    With this book of musical instrument sketches, children will come to recognize all the different music makers. Captions tell what the instrument is, and several illustrations show students playing their instruments. Also in this book, you'll find a beautiful double-page picture of a full orchestra performing in a concert. - Melissa

  • Item #: 062327
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  • Item #: 062330
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  • Item #: 062328
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  • Item #: 062329
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  • Item #: 062323
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  • Item #: 062322
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  • Item #: 062325
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  • Item #: 062326
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  • Item #: 002470
    ISBN: 9780794531256
    Retail: $8.99
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    What is classical music? What inspired the great composers? What role does technology play in classical music? Learn about the history of playing and writing classical music, how it evolved through religion and then entertainment, operas, ballet, orchestra and more! There are loads of images, both illustrations and photos to engage the reader's interest – and one more thing…stickers! Over 90 of them! As you read, there are pale versions of the sticker images (various artwork, instruments, portraits, etc.) to show where to place them. When you are done with your "stickering," you have a lovely book of interesting facts about classical music! As you find in all Usborne books, it is colorful throughout and really pulls the reader along to discover what is inside. Sc, 32pp plus 10pp of stickers. ~Sara

  • Item #: 049586
    ISBN: 9781893103542
    Retail: $16.95
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    This study guide by Beautiful Feet is a musical journey from the Baroque age of composition to the Modern era. Beginning with Corelli, the father of modern violin playing, and tracing the development of composition up to the time of Igor Stravinsky, students will learn of the lives of the great composers, many of whom were devoted Christians. The formation of the orchestra as well as a study of each type of musical instrument is included. Much of the practical use students will get from the study guide will come with also using the Music Masters CD collection (also available in our music section) so students learn how to identify music by great composers, as well as name instruments by sound. A combination of music and biography makes this study enjoyable.

  • Item #: 066530
    Retail: $9.99
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     Kids learn from their environment as well as from books and other resources. Your visual learners will especially appreciate the attractiveness of these 4 posters each highlighting a different era of classical music and composers from that era. You see a color portrait and a paragraph, along with important dates. From the Renaissance & Baroque periods you have Palestrina, Byrd, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach & Handel. From the Classical period there is C.P.E. Bach, Stamitz, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert. Of the Early Romantic period you see Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schuman, Liszt & Verdi. And of the Late Romantic period you see Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler & Debussy. Each poster measures 17”x 22” and is made of cardstock. There is a reproducible worksheet included for each poster. ~Sara